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Smoky Cornmeal Drop Biscuits

Adapted from Taste of Home


8 servings

Adapted from Taste of Home

Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, these beauties are kissed with a touch of smokiness from our favorite smoky cheese blend and a unique smoked sea salt. They come together so quickly there's no reason not to make a double batch, especially if you're planning a backyard barbecue or holiday gathering.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with your favorite soup or stew. Makes a great addition to the holiday bread basket. Delicious with a barbecue plate.


1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup cornmeal

2 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup vegetable shortening

1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup milk

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Smoky Hills Cheese Powder

    If you‘re into smoky flavor and would like to take it to more places than just the grill, give this cheesy blend a try. It's our only cheese blend ...

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  • Regular Yellow Mustard Powder

    Our regular mustard powder is medium heat, and is ideal in BBQ sauce recipes or when seasoning any meats or vegetables.

  • Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt

    For hundreds of years, Alderwood has been used to smoke salmon and other meats and truly is a Northwest American tradition. When you add this wonde...

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add shortening and use a pastry cutter or fork to mix it in until it makes the dry ingredients crumbly. Add cheese and milk and mix until just moistened. Drop 1/4-cup size scoops of batter onto prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for about 25 min. or until golden brown. Serve warm.